Floor Coverers

Floor coverers install a wide variety of flooring materials, including carpet, wood, laminates, and sport surfaces. Floor covering professionals are experts at estimating materials, understanding pattern layout, and safely using many tools, adhesives, and fastening systems.

Compensation Information

Work Conditions

Both indoor and outdoor, nearly every facility and building type, varying weather, physically demanding, new and existing construction, working from heights

Skills Needed

Math, spatial and mechanical ability, hand/eye coordination, physical stamina, fast-paced thinking and reacting, problem solving, comfortable with heights, blueprint reading, detail-oriented

Relevant Classes

  • Algebra

  • Basic arithmetic

  • General math

  • Geometry

  • Science

  • Technology

  • Mechanical drawing

  • English/communication

  • Shop classes

Education and Training

  • 4-year apprentice program

  • 7,000 hours of on-the-job training

  • 800 classroom hours

Are you ready to see what a career as a Floor Coverer has to offer?